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November 6, 2023

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When it comes to the digital world, I’ll admit Chris is the true gearhead between us, which is why I leaned on his tech expertise to round up the ultimate gift ideas for techies. We’ve got our hands on the latest and greatest that’ll thrill even the most hardcore gadget fans on your holiday list. From the sleekest tech to revolutionize their day-to-day to those wow-factor pieces that make you say, ‘How did I ever live without this?’ — our top picks are sure to spark joy and maybe a little tech envy.

Gift Ideas For Techies

Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane | $60

This smartphone-controlled paper airplane is fit for a child, a teen, or even your grown husband, who would totally geek-out over it.

Echo Studio | $199

We have a few of these speakers throughout our home, and the sound quality is so good it’s like we have surround sound installed throughout our entire home.

Leather Wireless Charging Station | $174

He’s no fuss, so he’d love this leather charging dock to charge all of his gadgets–Phone, Airpods, watch–while he sleeps, and there’s even a catch-all for keys. It’s going to leave everything looking sharp and organized, which is a win for everyone!

Electronic Candle Lighter | $11

If you know somebody still living in the “dark ages,” gift them this flameless, electric candle lighter, and they’ll be so impressed.

Mini Smart Plugs | $11

Every tech-obsessed person wants all their devices to be automated with voice control, so they’ll be thrilled to open these smart plugs to help them along.

Electric Kick Scooter for Adults | $844

They are never too old for toys. In fact, if they don’t unbox something to spike their adrenaline, is it even the holidays? This off-road scooter can keep up with their need for speed, whether they’re commuting to the office or taking it for a joy ride. Don’t forget to check the box for $55 off. (Best throw in a helmet).

Smart Notebook & Smart Pen | $279

With this smart moleskin notebook and pen, they can still write and draw on paper, and it digitally copies everything to the app, where they can then share, search, edit, and organize it all. Really incredible! This would be great for the sketchers and doodlers out there.

Bluetooth Speaker/Headphone Neckband | $298

With this neckband speaker, you can enjoy any movie from home with the experience of surround sound.

Tushy 3.0 Warm Water Spa Bidet | $134

Don’t stop at speakers and gadgets!—Gift them this bidet attachment so they can enjoy a spa-like toilet from their very own throne.

Smart Electronic Rubik’s Cube | $49

How is it that almost every tech guru out there can also solve a Rubik’s cube? Now, with this smart cube, they can improve their game and compete with friends and other cubers across the globe. Check the box to receive $10 off!

iRobot Roomba 694 | $159

This is something that will make both the techie and the homebody very happy.

AirPods Leather Case | $35

We’re big fans of all the leather Andar products, especially their AirPods case. The case is so sleek, and if you’re in a house with multiple sets of pods, you won’t ever get them mixed up.

Multi-Device Charging Station Dock | $59

This charging station would also make an excellent gift for a family with a plethora of devices! Pro-tip to parents out there: have your teens check-in their phones at the station during family dinner.

Meta Quest Pro | $992

This is the next level up from the Meta Quest 2 and 3 and is supposedly an even more immersive virtual reality experience! (One of our favorite family activities.)

Oura Ring Gen3 | $299

This is the very first health and fitness tracker that can be worn as a ring vs a wristband! Apparently the tracking is more accurate, and the battery life is 4-8 days! I love my Apple Watch, and obviously, it does more than track health metrics, but I take it off every night to charge, so I have no sleeping data. Not with this! The gold is $499, but you can get the black is only $299.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug | $117

Whether they’re sipping on tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, with this smart mug, they can enjoy it while it’s hot, for as long as they want, right from their desk.

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